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The Lost Story

“The wealth of the town of Worcester standeth most by drapering, and no town of England, at this present time, maketh so many cloaths yearly as this town doeth.” John Leland, historian and antiquarian, 1540s

Tudor House has been a huge success story as a museum, both during its time as the Museum of Local Life (MoLL is still remembered fondly by local residents!), and for the 13 years WHAT have been running it as an independent organisation. We provide an important part of Worcester’s history but now we feel the time is right to take the museum on to the next, sustainable step.

We want to tell the lost story of the city’s weaving heritage, exploring the tale of the cloth trade, how it shaped the city and it’s fortunes. It’s a fascinating social history showing, for the first time in the city, how ordinary Tudor families lived and worked. We’ll be bringing to light the stories of the people Tudor House was a home to from 1520, a intriguing trip back in time!

To make sure the Museum continues to exist, we need to make some changes, raise some (a lot!) of money and put in some measures that will help many more people enjoy the building in the future. Our plans include an improved kitchen and coffee shop, new displays, urgent conservation work to the Tudor ceiling, conservation and repair work to the attics and a small extension that will help us open up some more display rooms.

If you would like more information about the Lost Stories project, please email manager[@] or use the contact form on this page.

To download a PDF with more information about the project, click Lost Stories Project.